Thursday, May 29, 2008

Another sneak peak

Here’s a little sneak peak of some more work in my upcoming show. Yes folks, more pigeons. The text on the vase is from a little gem of a book I found one day whilst randomly wandering around the state library. It’s called “The Flower Garden in Australia” (a gardening book for ladies and amateurs) written by a Mrs Rolf Boldrewood back in the 1890s. It is a delightful little book and the way she writes about the flowers is both beautiful and amusing. This vase is about the Camelia, and I’m currently finishing off another one on Hydrangeas. I’ve always loved hydrangeas. They’re so old fashioned, and they remind me of those funny little swimming caps women used to wear back in the ‘olden days’!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Fun and Games

Well it’s been fun and games around here lately I tell ya!! What a wonderful whirlwind life has become! In between being a mum (it still seems quite surreal!) I have managed a few little bursts in the studio, finishing off work for my solo show and tidying up some other odds and ends. It’s been quite an interesting experience having to work in small fits and bursts. Gone is the luxury of 5 (and sometimes 7) long days a week playing in the studio! So when those rare moments happen and I can steal away for a couple of hours I just turn into a whirling blur…faster than a speeding bullet! Its amazing how quickly you can work when you have to. And how much time I used to spend faffing around! There'll be no faffing for a while now. I’m faff-free.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

In Vogue (living)

A fancy little page in the latest Vogue Living - Margie Fraser has written a lovely article on both mine and Andrea Higgin's work. We've both been dabbling with crystal and glass platters of late - Andrea photographing it and me casting it. Andrea makes beautiful images of domestic objects called photograms - no camera involved, just the object, a dark room and sensitised paper. We're about to embark on a collaborative piece which I am very excited about - crystal guns and photograms...can't WAIT to see the results. Hopefully not too far away.

This Coat of Arms piece featured in the article is part of my upcoming solo show Keep Calm and Carry On (as in the World War 2 poster) in July at Jan Manton Art.